China Home Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Month

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Esther Fung SHANGHAI--China's average home prices fell in August for the fourth straight month, though at a slower pace, as property developers continue to struggle with excess supply. Average new home prices fell 0.6% in August from July, moderating ...

China Manufacturing PMI Falls to 51.1 in August

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell in August from a 27-month high in July, data showed Monday. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to 51.1 in August from 51.7 in July, the China Federation of Logistics and ...

Indian Manufacturing Continues to Expand in August -PMI Survey

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--Manufacturing activity in India in August continued to expand albeit off a 17-month high in July, the seasonally adjusted HSBC India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index prepared by Markit showed. The index was 52.4, according to ...

Indonesia HSBC Manufacturing PMI 49.5 in August Vs. 52.7 in July

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Andreas Ismar JAKARTA, Indonesia--HSBC's Indonesia manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index for August fell 49.5 compared with highs of 52.7 recorded in June and July, HSBC said Monday. "The deterioration in manufacturing-sector conditions in August is surprising particularly in light of ...

S. Korea Exports Drop 0.1% in August

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's exports in August dropped following a solid increase in July, government data showed Monday, meeting market expectations for fewer working days and less output due to the summer vacation to have slowed the country's shipments ...

China Manufacturing PMI Falls to 51.1 in August From 51.7 in July

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell in August from a 27-month high in July, data showed Monday. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to 51.1 in August from 51.7 in July, the China Federation of Logistics and ...

German GDP Contraction Confirmed for Second Quarter

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Emese Bartha Germany's economy contracted in the second quarter after a robust start to the year, the Federal Statistics Office, or Destatis, confirmed Monday, putting pressure on policy makers to move ahead with measures to boost the economy. In ...

China Manufacturing Output Slows in August -- Update

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

BEIJING--China's economy sputtered on in August with factory output slowing, according to two measures, as the effect of stimulus measures earlier this year fades. The official Purchasing Managers Index fell to 51.1 in August from 51.7 in July, which was ...

South Korea Exports Drop 0.1% in August

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

SEOUL--South Korea's exports in August dropped following a solid increase in July, government data showed Monday, meeting market expectations for fewer working days and less output due to the summer vacation to have slowed the country's shipments overseas last month. ...

Australian Company Profits Fell in 2Q

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By James Glynn SYDNEY--Australian company gross operating profits fell 6.9% in the second quarter from the previous quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal ahead of the announcement predicted company profits fell ...

Indonesia July Trade Surplus $0.13 Billion

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Linda Silaen JAKARTA, Indonesia--Indonesia had a trade surplus in July as imports fell and soft international commodity prices and limits on mineral exports affected exports. The surplus was $130 million compared with a revised $288 million deficit in June, ...

Australian Company Profits Fell in 2Q

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

SYDNEY--Australian company gross operating profits fell 6.9% in the second quarter from the previous quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal ahead of the announcement predicted company profits fell about 1.8% in ...

Dollar Tad Higher Against Yen, Euro As Investors Await Events

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was slightly higher against the yen and the euro in quiet Asia trade Monday, with many investors shying away from making major moves ahead of big events later this week such as U.S. jobs data ...

China Home Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Month

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

SHANGHAI--China's average home prices fell in August for the fourth straight month, though at a slower pace, as property developers continue to struggle with excess supply. Average new home prices fell 0.6% in August from July, moderating from the 0.8% ...

China August HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI 50.2 Vs. 51.7 in July

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

BEIJING--A closely watched gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector fell in August from an 18-month high in July. The HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index of manufacturing activity fell to a final reading of 50.2 in August from 51.7 ...

Oil Futures Rangebound on Ukraine Tensions, China Data

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures traded in a narrow price range in Asia Monday as markets weighed events in Ukraine and China's manufacturing data that pointed to further slowing of the economy. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet ...

New Zealand's Terms of Trade Remains at 40-Year Highs Even as Dairy Softens

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON, New Zealand--New Zealand's terms of trade rose slightly to a new 40-year high in the second quarter coming in significantly better than expected, partly on better-than-forecast export prices. The merchandise, or goods, terms-of-trade index rose 0.3% ...

S. Korea Exports Drop 0.1% in August

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

By Kwanwoo Jun SEOUL--South Korea's exports in August dropped following a solid increase in July, government data showed Monday, meeting market expectations for fewer working days and less output due to the summer vacation to have slowed the country's shipments ...

Australia Capital City House Prices Continue to Rise

TODAY: Sept. 1, 2014 PUB DATE: Sept. 1, 2014

SYDNEY--Australian house prices continued to rise sharply in the three months to the end of August as record low mortgage interest rates fanned boom conditions. Capital city dwelling prices rose 4.2% over the three months to August, with Melbourne leading ...